Unique trail of five sculptures launched in Cork City  Island City -Cork’s Urban Sculpture Trail  A new contemporary sculpture trail throughout Cork City - Island City, Cork’s Urban Sculpture Trail - was officially launched yesterday (12/12/'23) evening by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Kieran McCarthy. This unique cultural trail of five public artworks was installed throughout the city centre island over...
Powerscourt prepares for a colourful and sustainable spring Even as winter closes in, preparations are underway at the magnificent Powerscourt Estate to plant a bee-friendly, bio-diverse, sustainable spring garden. Powercourt Estate and Gardens in County Wicklow is continuing its journey towards being recognised on a global stage for its sustainability initiatives. The stunning Palladian mansion set in 1,000 acres, which include...
Great spots for wild swimming on the island of Ireland Take a deep breath and dive into a wild swimming adventure on the island of Ireland, where ocean waves and lapping loughs offer the most scenic of plunge pools.   What can beat an invigorating swim in open waters, other than one surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Here are nine to tempt...
Go off the beaten track and discover some of the island of Ireland’s lesser-known castles and abbeys and their magical tales. There is a castle or abbey, intact or in ruins, around every corner on the island of Ireland. The best-known ones are magnets for visitors meaning it’s often hard to get the time and space to soak up their...
If your perfect trip includes your canine companion, head for the dog-friendly shores of the island of Ireland. With endless forest and mountain walks, golden beaches and lots of pet-friendly accommodation, restaurants, pubs, cafés and attractions, the island of Ireland is a pooch paradise. Head west to the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way coastal route which stretches from Donegal in the north...
As the world gears up to celebrate International Day of Climate Action on October 24th, Killarney, often celebrated for its breathtaking natural beauty, is showcasing its commitment to sustainability.  The town, which is nestled around the stunning 26,000 acre UNESCO Killarney National Park, is taking significant strides to preserve its pristine natural environment. Most recently the town received national acclaim...
Escape to a kingdom of exquisite beauty and charm Cannonball 4X4 road trip announced for Kerry November 10th -11th 2023 |  www.cannonball.ie The thrill of wild, rugged landscapes, breath-taking cross-country and mountain drives, warm friendly pubs and spirited traditional Irish music as autumn bequeaths her most vibrant hues, a gift of seasons past and a promise of seasons to come.   The third...
Derry-Londonderry declared a United Nations International City of Peace Derry-Londonderry, a city steeped in history, culture, and reconciliation, has been honoured with the prestigious designation of UN City of Peace. The United Nations International City of Peace program acknowledges cities worldwide that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in fostering peace, tolerance, and cooperation among their diverse communities. Derry-Londonderry's transformation into a symbol...
Halloween events round-up from around the country From clowns with chainsaws to deadly dinosaurs, Celtic sporting mythology, pumpkin farms, and music festivals, there’s wickedly good events happening across the country across October and Halloween. Visit Europe’s best scream park, The Nightmare Realm at Dublin City Market The Nightmare Realm, which was voted this year as Europe’s Best Scream Park, is returning to...
Explore the island of Ireland’s awesome UNESCO sites The island of Ireland’s UNESCO sites are destinations of world-class natural and cultural heritage that should top your to-do list. Despite being small, the island of Ireland looms large when it comes to the number of UNESCO designated sites and cities it harbours. From ancient geological phenomena to vibrant cities steeped in culture,...

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